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Study: Guns at School

Speaking as a San Francisco parent and school board Commissioner, it’s not exactly the most fun thing in the world to read this in your morning paper:

Nearly 900 San Francisco middle and high school students said they had carried a gun to school at least once last year, most of them saying they had done so four or more times, according to the most comprehensive district survey on school safety and climate.

In addition to the gun tallies, 1,767 students reported bringing another kind of weapon – a knife or club, for example – during the same time frame.

That’s 4 percent and 8 percent respectively of the survey respondents, rates slightly below national trends, according to district officials.

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